Today's Sports

  • National Signing Day has become...

    Remember when it was fun being a teenager trying to make a decision on where to attend college? Remember when athletes would sign with a college in front of just family and friends and not with the whole media circus that recruiting outlets and ESPN have provided over the years? Remember when National Signing Day didn't resemble the NFL draft, listing each player's strengths and weaknesses and turning high school gyms into sound stages on which recruits usually embarrass themselves by throwing hats off a table, yelling, "I can't go to (fill in your choice of school)"?

  • 'We are all really...

    Scott Shipp has seen a lot of storms, however, nothing prepared him for the damage he witnessed as he made his way to Grant County High School on Feb. 6.

    The GCHS athletic director arrived at the high school at 5:30 a.m. and met with Deputy Superintendent Ken Gray, who told Shipp to check on the athletic fields.

    It did not take Shipp long to see there was plenty of damage.

  • WHS Demons swoon, fall to 3-18

    The month of February was to have been the breakthrough month for the Williamstown High School boys' basketball team, the month where the Demons picked up the wins needed to achieve their goal of 10 wins on the season.

    Instead, the beginning of the month has brought nothing but losses and a bizarre situation against a district opponent for the Demons, who will use this week to practice on fundamentals before looking to improve on their 3-18 record.

  • GCHS Braves win three in a row

    All season long, Grant County High School senior Lucas Sharp knew his team was capable of playing the type of basketball they exhibited recently.

    "We are capable of doing very good," Sharp said.

    Recently, the Braves had dropped six of their last eight, but Grant County has done well over the last week-and-a-half, posting three consecutive wins to improve the record to 8-14.

  • Basketball teams will find out...

    The goal was simple for the Williamstown and Grant County girls' basketball teams this season—put yourself in a position where you did not have to open the 32nd District Tournament against heavy favorite Simon Kenton.

    Both failed that goal, but the question of who will play Simon Kenton when the tournament opens on Feb. 25 will be decided on Feb. 17 at the district meeting, where coaches will draw for district seeds in the tournament, which will be played at Grant County High School.

  • GCHS softball has several new...

    Two constants have departed from the Grant County High School varsity softball team as both Ott Reed and Chelsea Roy have moved on.

    Reed resigned his position as head coach last season and Roy is now pitching at Northern Kentucky University. As a result, the Lady Braves will open official practice Friday with Marlin Gregg at the helm and a younger squad that looks to build on last season's 23-16 record.

  • Injury cuts season short for...

    Candace Gorby will never forget the events that transpired on Jan. 15.

    The Grant County High School girls' basketball junior point guard had just recorded a steal from Pendleton County's point guard when she headed up the court for what appeared to be an easy layup.

    That is until she heard two pops in her knee.

    "I went in to do a spin move and my foot stayed planted while my knee turned. I knew after I heard the pops that it wasn't good," said Gorby.

  • WHS Lady Demons hit skid

    After watching his team win four of six games at one point this season, Williamstown High School girls' basketball coach Mark Wilhoit has witnessed the Lady Demons stumble due, in part, to a combination of illness and turnovers.

    The combination has contributed to a three-game losing streak for the Lady Demons, who brought a 7-15 record into this week's games against Henry County (Feb. 14) and Bracken County (Feb. 15).

  • WHS Demons shoot for wins down...

    Regardless of what transpires over the final six regular season games for the Williamstown High School boys' basketball team, the season is a success.

    Junior guard Dustin Bryant believes the 2007-08 season is a success because the team is playing a different style of basketball.

    "We have been playing as a team this year. Last season, nobody passed the ball. If you were open, you just threw up a shot. We have improved quite a bit this season," Bryant said.

    Heading into this week, the Demons are 3-15 on the season and have two more wins than last year.

  • Finally, a good story about the...

    In a week where Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver wide receiver Chad Johnson proclaimed his love for the Miami Dolphins, former NFL great Alonzo Spellman led police on a 20-minute chase which ended with Spellman's car being hit with pepper-spray pellets and Terrell Owens was ordered to repay his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles, $769,000, it truly was great to hear a good story come out of the National Football League, especially when it has to do with the downtrodden Bengals.